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A Cinderella Story From The Trading World

When the CME Group Trading Challenge wrapped up in March, four schools from three continents claimed the top prizes, including the first ever non-U.S. champion. It was a bit of a departure from the competition’s previous results, which saw primarily U.S. schools earning the top spots. And most of those were from many of the country’s top business programs and from schools that routinely attract elite students – places like the University of Chicago, Princeton and Rice, which has twice won the competition. As the field of teams has grown in recent years – this year, 385 teams participated — the traditionally strong performers have remained, and finished well. But there’s been room for more than a few upstarts.Maybe none of those was more unlikely than The University of Texas Pan-American.

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